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Jackie De ShannonMe About You ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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John HallAction ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A great early solo effort from John Hall – an artist with roots in the New York folk scene, and later fame as a member of Orleans – but very much his own person on this early 70s set! The group on the record features some harmonica from John Sebastian – and in a way, the album's a bit like some of his own records after leaving Lovin Spoonful – material that's maybe more personal and down to earth, but put together with a very strong sound overall. Harvey Brooks produced, with a nicely no-nonsense approach – and instrumentation shifts between acoustic and electric currents, to fit the mood of Hall's well-written songs. Titles include "Park Lane Blues", "Scuffle", "Nu Toone", "Look In My Eyes", "Milwaukee", and "Going To The Valley". CD

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoTwo Virgins ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good+ ... $29.99
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing, in the brown outer sleeve. Cover & label have moisture stains along the bottom.)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (includes download with bonus tracks) ... LP
Apple/Secretly Canadian, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ John MayallBack To The Roots ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
John Mayall's definitely getting back to his roots here – and he's also getting help from an all-star cast as well! Mayall's vocals and piano are in fine form – almost with a rough-edged Blues Breakers sort of vibe, but sometimes a bit funkier too – in ways that strongly show the evolution of the older Brit blues groove into some hipper, more soul-drenched territory. Players on the record are a range of familiar names – including Eric Clapton on guitar, Johnny Amond on sax and flute, Harvey Mandel on guitar, Sugarcane Harris on violin, and Keef Hartley on some especially nice drums. Titles include "Prisons On The Road", "Groupie Girl", "My Children", "Home Again", "Blue Fox", "Boogie Albert", "Unanswered Questions", "Goodbye December", "Force Of Nature", and "Dream With Me". CD also features bonus tracks too – including "Accidental Suicide (1988 rmx)", "Force Of Nature (1988 rmx)", "Boogie Albert (1988 rmx)", "Television Eye (1988 rmx)", "Looking At Tomorrow (1988 rmx)", "Mr Censor Man (1988 rmx)", and "Home Again (1988 rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet. Cover has split top seams.)

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
In case you stumbled upon the wrong record, they are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades, groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes, too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & co. They'd catch up, eventually. Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose"., "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith) and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 1500!)
Also available Motorhead (clear & black swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead (clear & black swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
In case you stumbled upon the wrong record, they are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades, groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes, too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & co. They'd catch up, eventually. Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose"., "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith) and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies.)
Also available Motorhead (200 gram pressing) ... LP

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John StewartCalifornia Bloodlines ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A late 60s studio folk gem from John Stewart – best known as a writer, having penned material for the Kingston Trio and "Daydream Believer" for the Monkees – stepping forward really well with this unfussy, but fairly impeccable set for Capitol! It was recorded in Nashville with some of the musicians who sat behind Dylan on Nashville Skyline – the Kenneth Buttrey drums and the Lloyd Green steel are always welcome to these ears – and John's voice and songs share a folksy, but down-to-earth sensibility that's exudes warmth from every pore. Hardly as well remembered as many of the folk-country-rock albums of the era, but it should be! Titles include "California Bloodlines", "Razorback Woman", "She Believes In Me", "Omaha Rainbow", "The Pirates Of Stone County Road", "Mother County", "Some Lonesome Picker", "Missouri Birds", "July You're A Woman", "Never Goin Back Down" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some marker.)

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 22.98
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Prison Grey" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carol Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike GibbsMike Gibbs Directs The Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bronze/Belle Antique (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful step for UK jazzman Mike Gibbs – a musician who was part of the same big wave of late 60s creative talent that included Mike Westbrook and John Surman – but who really finds his own voice here on this album for the Bronze label! For years, there was a real dancing between UK avant jazz musicians, and some of the more jazz-oriented prog rockers – a mode heard especially on some of the Vertigo albums, such as work by Nucleus. But Gibbs sidesteps that moment beautifully, but really keeping things in a jazz perspective, but allowing in musicians who'd also drunk heavily of some of the electric brew – a core group here that includes Cahrlie Mariano on reeds, Philip Catherine on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Bob Moses on drums, Jumma Santos on percussion, and Gibbs himself on keyboards. Mariano and Catherine have an especially great sound here – more focus than on some other records, thanks to Gibbs' great writing and arrangements – and there's also a larger group of like-minded musicians on deck, including Derek Watkins and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Henry Lowther on flugelhorn, Ray Warleigh on alto, Alan Skidmore on tenor, and Tony Cole on tenor and bass clarinet – almost enough talent to make for one of those famous Lansdowne Studios sessions. The tunes are awash in color – some of Mike's best writing ever – and include "Tunnel Of Love", "Antique", "Undergrowth", and "Blackgang". (Jazz, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Shelly FabaresThings We Did Last Summer ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
We love the idea of spending the summer with Shelly Fabares – especially if it would sound as groovy as this rare gem from the 60s! Shelly's not the best singer you'll ever find, and the tunes here are hardly personal tunes from her heart – but the album's production and presentation are flawless – and one of the best examples of great girl pop you'll ever find from the time! Maestro Stu Phillips arranged and produced, and has a very good ear for the right mix of jaunty and weepy sounds that work with Fabares vocal range – at a level that often leans heavy on echo to really resonate some of the best moments in the set. The album's a real pop masterpiece – and titles include "Johnny Loves Me", "Johnny Get Angry", "See You In September", "Palisades Park", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", "The Things We Did Last Summer", and "It Keeps Right On A Hurtin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (limited edition white vinyl – includes poster & download with bonus tracks) ... LP
Apple/Secretly Canadian, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Unfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (includes download with bonus tracks) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ John RenbournAttic Tapes ... CD
Riverboat, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard recordings from Brit folk legend John Renbourn – tapes that lay in an attic for many decades before discovery, but music that easily ranks with some of Renbourn's best albums for the Transatlantic label in the 60s! The music here isn't rough or unformed, and instead shows John to be an already-amazing guitarist, and a hell of a singer, too – at least on those tracks that feature his vocals, which is a smaller portion of the total. Renbourn's touch on the guitar is already quite unique – filled with that new sense of chromatic elements and complicated phrasing that made his work, and that of contemporary Bert Jansch, arguably more progressive than most of the American acoustic guitarists of the time. Two numbers feature vocals by a young Beverly Martyn, and a few titles are live. Titles include "Candyman", "Anji", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity", "Train Tune", "Beth's Blues", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Courting Blues", "Cocaine", "National Seven", and "Buffalo". (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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✨✧ Dusty SpringfieldFive Classic Albums (Girl Called Dusty/Everything's Coming Up/Definitely/Dusty In Memphis/From Dusty With Love) (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Five classic albums from the great Dusty Springfield – all packaged together here in one hip set, with each CD in a tiny LP-styled cover with the original British artwork! First up is A Girl Called Dusty – classic Dusty Springfield from the mid 60s – tight, groovy, and very soulful! All cuts arranged by Ivor Raymonde – and titles include "Wishin & Hopin", "Mama Said", "You Don't Own Me", "Don't You Know", "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes", and "Anyone Who Had A Heart". Next is Everything's Coming Up Dusty – a sparkling set of early work from the great Dusty Springfield! Most of these gems were produced with a strong Brit pop soul sound by Johnny Franz, but a few of the extra cuts were handled by legendary soul producer Shelby Singleton in the US. Tracks include "If It Don't Work Out", "Won't Be Long", "Oh No! Not My Baby", "It Was Easier To Hurt Him", "Long After Tonight Is All Over", "That's How Heartaches Are Made", "I Had A Talk With My Man", "Packin' Up", and "Doodlin'". On Dusty Definitely, Dusty's working in some of the soulful styles used on her more famous hits of the late 60s – recording with arrangers that include Peter Knight, Keith Mansfield, and John Paul Jones, with production by John Franz, the studio genius who made Scott Walker's albums sparkle so much! Dusty's got a lot more sense of groove than Scott did though – and she makes the tunes crackle with energy and a mod unabashed sense of white girl soul! Titles include "Another Night", "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Second Time Around", 'Morning", "Who (Will Take My Place)", "I Only Wanna Laugh", and "Love Power". Dusty In Memphis is a landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production by those two and Jerry Wexler, backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations, and studio work from the likes of Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Wood, Bobby Emmons, and other talents that were huge on the Memphis scene at the time. Titles include Dusty's famous reading of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "So Much Love", "Just A Little Lovin", "In The Land Of Make Believe", and "No Easy Way Down". From Dusty With Love is a pivotal album for Dusty – proof that she was keeping her soul fire burning strong! The set was recorded in Philadelphia with the young Gamble & Huff team, the brilliant songwriting/arranging/production powerhouse who'd recently catapulted Jerry Butler and others to great chart success. Dusty's rich range of vocal skills is a perfect match for Gamble & Huff – who work her beautiful voice with the same care they used on Jerry Butler, crafting a sublime batch of pop soul tunes that still sparkle with the same magic they had over 30 years ago! Titles include "Silly Silly Fool", "The Star Of My Show", "Let's Talk It Over", "Never Love Again", "Let's Get Together Soon", "A Brand New Me", "Joe", and "Lost". (Vocalists, Rock) CD

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✨✧ StereolabDots & Loops ... LP
Elektra/1972, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stereolab at a creative peak! Dots & Loops continues their long running 90s win streak – here balancing their ever present love for bubbling analog synth and breezy vintage electronics with a more strongly assured knack for delivering brilliant beginning-to-end excellent albums. The band is as great as ever, featuring tracks recorded right here in Chicago with John McIntire, and with some guest work by Sean O'Hagan of the High Llama, plus Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars. The set's got a beautiful subdued quality to it, but it's also so expertly layered that you'll always here something new, as long as you keep coming back to it. Titles include "Brakhage", "Rainbo Conversation", "Refractions In The Plastic Pulse", "Diagonals", and "Prisoners Of Mars". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CCSTap Turns On The Water – The CCS Story (CCS/CCS II/Best Band In The Land/Singles) ... CD
RAK/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from CCS – a jazz-rock big band led by UK blues rocker Alexis Korner, arranged by Brit easy maestro John Cameron, and produced to full strength by the legendary Mickie Most! The group had a sound that was really great – with lots of fuzzy guitars up front in the mix, supported by a larger, fuller blend of horns, funky bass, and drums. The sound was a more rock-based take on styles that had been showing up on late 60s soundtracks and 70s sound library albums – but which is served up here with a more straightforward punch that makes for plenty of guitar-based funky moments. A few tracks get a bit bluesier – in keeping with Korner's heritage – but the whole set grooves pretty darn nicely – and this 2CD package features the entire RAK albums by the group – three album's worth of material, plus tracks from singles too! Titles include "Boom Boom", "Walking", "Dos Cantos", "Sunrise", "Living In The Past", "Black Dog", "Tap Turns On The Water", "Sixteen Tons", "If I Never Sing Another Song", "City", "This Is My Love", "Whole Lotta Rock & Roll", "Our Man In London", "Memphis", "Hurricane Coming", "Hang It On Me", and "Lola". CD

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✨✧ VariousBobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin Comin Down ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally amazing mix of music – one that's bound to blow you away, even if you think you know what it's all about! Bobby Gillespie is best known as the driving force behind Primal Scream, but he's also got a hell of an ear for sounds from the late 60s and early 70s – particularly spacey, trippy tracks that still sound revolutionary all these many years later! But what's really revolutionary is the way that Bobby stacks them together – in a sonic progression that seems to make the individual songs resonate even more in the company of each other – like that rare moment when a special DJ gets things totally right, and has you stunned at each new track as the whole thing rolls along. The huge track list is complemented by some great notes, too – track by track essays that explain the nature of each tune, and its place in the set. Titles include "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry, "As We Go Along" by The Monkees, "Willin" by Little Feat, "Phantasmagoria In Two" by Tim Buckley, "War In Peace" by Alexander Skip Spence, "May The Circle Remain Unbroken" by 13th Floor Elevators, "Ice People" by Link Wray, "Breathe On Me" by Ronnie Wood, "Precious Memories" by Willie Nelson, "Wild Mountain Thyme" by The Byrds, "Born To Be With You" by Dion, and three great Beach Boys cuts – "Till I Die (alt mix)", "Forever (acapella mix)", and "You're Welcome". CD

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Jan AkkermanTabernakel/Eli ... CD
Atco/BGO (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Compelling work from this European guitar talent – two albums on a single CD! On Tabernakel, guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". Eli is a real standout! Jan Akkerman did plenty of unusual projects in the 70s, and this album may well be the best of them – an outing with vocalist Kaz Lux, whose unique phrasing really helps give the music a lot of focus! Akkerman's still hanging nicely between rock, funk, and jazz – but the use of vocals means that some of his guitar lines are a bit more spacious in ways that we really love, especially when they mix in these cool cosmic passages with the MPS-like keyboards of Jasper Van't Hof. The album's hardly a straight fusion album, but it's also not really a rock one either – more like a fusion set with vocals in all the right places – on titles that include "Guardian Angel", "Tranquilizer", "Can't Fake A Good Time", "Naked Actress", "Wings Of Strings", and "Strindberg". (Jazz, Rock) CD

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Ken LauberKen Lauber ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Ken Lauber's the kind of hip, overlooked songwriter who emerged in the generation after folks like Tim Hardin, John Hartford, and Jimmy Webb – able to effortlessly write songs that often tell a little tale of life in the darker stretches of society – but with this slightly redemptive vibe that makes them a lot more powerful than some of the hobo or redneck rock of the time! Like Hardin and Hartford especially, Lauber's got this way of making you think he's actually been through the trenches, yet can still find the special sorts of joy that keep life moving forward – set to well-penned arrangements here that bring in just the right currents of country without ever sounding too cliched. Much hipper than the usual country rock album of the time – with titles that include "The South Was My Home", "Children Of Morning", "Fire Burned Brightly", "My Hands Are Tied", "I've Been A Fool", and "You're Not The Only One Unloved". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Flesh EatersMinute To Pray, A Second to Die ... CD
Slash/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Wicked early 80s punk from The Flesh Eaters – with some fun nods to trash culture and B-movies the cover art, song titles and lyrical imagery – but it's also some of most slyly ambitious sounds from the west coast punk scene of the time! It's clear from the first track they're going for something more instrumentally adventurous than others at the time, with sax and off kilter hand percussion all over it – but Chris D's vision and caterwauling presense as front man keeps it nice and raucous. X's John Doe and DJ Bonebrake Flesh Eaters at the time, along with sax player Steve Berlin, later to play with Los Lobos – and even roots rock hero Dave Alvin – that's hell of a punk band, right?! Titles include "Digging My Grave", "Satan's Stomp", "So Long", "Cryan De Berger's Back", "Divine Horseman", "See You In The Boneyard" and more. CD
 
 
 



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